When it comes to choosing a water softener for your home or your business, the wide variety can be overwhelming.

Hard water can affect many households, and cause damage due to limescale build-up to domestic appliances, and showering in a hard water area can dehydrate your skin. To help you find the right solution for your hard water problems, here is a quick guide.


Ion-Exchange, Salt-Based

An ion-exchange, salt-based water softener works by passing water through a stank filled with special beads. The ion-exchange process removes the hard water minerals, swapping them for harmless sodium ions, thereby softening the water.



A simple single-cylinder water softener is a low-cost solution, however, it does have some drawbacks. The devices can be relatively inflexible meaning they are not adaptable to varying water demands and tend not to use the salt very efficiently.



Twin-cylinder water softeners are much more able to cope and adapt to changing water usage, and despite their small size, they can cope with larger water demands. Two tanks mean that while one is regenerating, the other can still be used, maximising the use of the salt.



A non-electric water softener is powered by the incoming water pressure, and only needs salt added to keep it running efficiently. A dual-tank version will enable a constant supply of softened water. These are known for being reliable and long-lasting, as well as saving money in the long run.

We can provide expert advice on the right water softeners in Chalfont St Peter for any home or workplace. If you require more information about larger water softeners for businesses, visit our website or contact us today.